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5.0 out of 5 stars
A wonderful gritty story with plenty of action and great acting., 31 Dec 2013
Set in Birmingham just after the Great War, this is definitely a fictional story of a small war between gangs of petty criminals and the police set against the political background of uncertainty created by militant communism and Irish fenianism. Cillian Murphy and Sam Neal give superb performances as the chief gang leader and chief of police respectively. Helen McCrory makes a good fist of an implausible but interesting character giving the viewer a second line of sight into the Peaky Blinders. The filming is very good; interesting angles and well placed short cuts and the sounds powerful which really bring the characters, the costumes and the Black Country stage to life. I understand that the BBC has decided not to run this story to a second series which is a great loss.